Bolosso Sore Woreda rocked by violence over houses demolitions

- Officials say the violence was instigated by illegal house owners

Residents of Bolosso Sore Woreda – the birthplace of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn – clashed with police following the Areka town administration's move to demolish hundreds of dwelling houses as part of the urban expansion development, The Reporter has learnt.

The zonal administration on its part accused “illegal house owners” for the violence.

Located in the Southern Regional State, Wolayta Zone, Boloso Sore saw an unusual incident on Thursday after the administration deployed a taskforce to demolish farmers' housings in four rural kebeles which are said to be selected parts for the Areka town expansion.

Residents of the area told The Reporter by telephone that they protested the demolishing of their houses as they had been informed less than a month ago – an allegation denied by the zonal administration.